Tom Smith from the Times Daily in Alabama reported that fishing tackle thieves around Pickwick Lake were apprehended this week after stealing rods, reels and other tackle out of several boats and shops in the area. We’ll never understand what brings people to this level, and as an angler who has had tackle stolen, it’s a disheartening thing to lose your tackle like this. Never mind a big fish taking my favorite plug, or accidentally dropping a rod and reel combo overboard. When someone steals something you worked hard to buy for your own enjoyment like that, it can be infuriating.
So kudos to the law enforcement in that area that were able to catch these thieves from all of us anglers who have ever had something stolen. To read Smith’s article, visit this TimesDaily.com link.